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AAN in the Media

EEUU sigue administrando la prisión de Bagram

HispanTV, 26 July 2013 The Americas-wide TV network put a summary of Kate Clark’s AAN dispatch about the ‘Black Jail’ at Bagram on its website: ‘Estados Unidos sigue manteniendo una cárcel secreta en la base aérea de Bagram, en Afganistán, en la cual torturan a los prisioneros afganos, ha revelado este viernes la Red de […]

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How Much Has Really Changed at America’s ‘Black Prison’?

Foreign Policy, 26 July 2013 Foreign Policy reports on AAN’s latest dispatch on Bagram detention centre, describing how AAN has found that the US military continue to hold and interrogate Afghan detainees in Afghanistan, including at the notorious ‘Black Prison’ on Bagram Airbase, and continue to practice sleep deprivation. The author, Elias Groll, asks how […]

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Karzai approves new election law

AFP, 21 July 2013 A wide range of articles based on AFP quote AAN’s Martine van Bijlert on the signing of the electoral law, describing it as a compromise on deeply contentious issues. “So there is a sense of relief, that the process has not remained stalled and that no big tricks have been played,” she […]

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Afghan Leader Approves Law Aimed at Fair Elections

Wall Street Journal, 17 July 2013 Article quotes AAN’s Martine van Bijlert who says that the passage of the law on the structure of the election bodies demonstrated some political consensus, as well as a normalisation of the process in which the main conflicts have been solved and the main suspicions laid to rest. Article is […]

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Karzai signs Afghan election reforms into law

AFP, 17 July 2013 Article quotes AAN’s Martine van Bijlert on the signing of the law on the structure of the electoral bodies, but misrepresents the relationships between Kabul’s think tanks as one of rivalry: Local think tank, Afghanistan Analysis and Awareness, welcomed the reforms as an “important milestone in creating the right framework for […]

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Elf Jahre Bundeswehr in Afghanistan

Hörzu, 8 July 2013 The German TV magazine quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, in a text accompanying the announcement of a TV film about the German army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan (shown on that day on ARD), answering the question whether the aims of the military mission in Afghanistan have been achieved with a ‘no’. ‘Civilian reconstruction […]

AAN in the Media